Tagged: Wi-Fi

Netgear Nighthawk x10 Smart WiFi Router Pros and Cons

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe Netgear Nighthawk router is an 802.11ad router with a lot of power. In the short while I’ve had it, I have been impressed with the connectivity, along with the fact it actually can pull more bandwidth off my Internet modem. Let’s geek out over all the pros and cons. PRO of the Nighthawk x10 The Nighthawk x10 has a WiFi speed of 7.2 Gbps at the 802.11ac and ad levels. You can connect up to 20 devices, along with 6 Ethernet ports connecting up to Gigabit Ethernet, and 1 10 Gbps LAN port. 2 USB 3.0 ports allow for external drives or other device to enhance the router’s storage and power. 4 High-Performance Active Antennas allow for a large splay so you can access the Internet from a good distance. Performance to your Internet connection might see a small boost....

Kodak CFH-V10 Home Video Monitor Review

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhile I was slightly under 4,000 miles away, I could still keep great tabs on my home using this Kodak CFH-V10 Video Monitor from Kodak. This is a small IP camera that not only allows me to monitor what’s going on at home, it can also record events for my review. The CFH-V10 is an HD camera you can watch or listen to at any time via smartphone or computer. Simply install the iSecurity app or go to isecurityplus.com and login with your credentials. Setup is fairly easy – turn the camera into setup mode, then add your info including home Wifi connection for remote viewing. Get the Kodak CFH-V10 The fish-eye lens captures a great deal of a room. If you need more, such as pan/tilt, you can get a CFH-V15. The camera can detect noise or a person moving...

LG G Pad 8.3: An Android Tablet with A Full Size USB Plug

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe latest LG G Pad 8.3 for Verizon wireless is ideally designed with 8 inches IPS multi-touch display and full size USB port in data sharing for ultimate tablet performance that you exactly need. It also comes with split screen multitasking through dual WindowTM technology to give you better functionality in the best way possible. LG G Pad 8.3 Specs When it comes to mobile tablet, this model will provide you with rear-facing camera in 5MP and resolution of 2560×19201 for better photo and video quality. The gesture shot will actually help you in taking selfies through simple hand motion. Transitions between preview mode and camera mode in fact automatically work through hand gesture. With this android marshmallow, you get soft light where the screen will perfectly illuminate soft lighting whenever you view photos for more beautiful selfies. The timer will...

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Kinoma Create: JavaScript-Powered IoT Construction Kit

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhile at SXSW, I got a chance to talk with Andy Carle, Ph.D. about Marvell’s Kinoma Create. This is a device that allows you to create and learn hardware and software through the “Internet of Things” (IoT). We stood in front of a Labyrinth as Andy controlled the marble using the Kinoma. This device does a lot more than that. You can learn how to create and setup many different things. We saw a LED light change colors with the interface and a basic Red Blue Green toggle. Another Kinoma was set up to unlock a door. Sensors attached to another Kinoma could tell the temperature and time. The Kinoma create comes with a capacitive touchscreen, Wifi, Bluetooth, speaker and microphone unit, USB, micro SD card, battery compartment (AA Batteries) and a serial console port. Projects are found through Kinoma, or...

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HERO4 Black from GoPro: Record 4K or 1080p 120fps

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt’s been an awesome time here in Vegas – I’ve been covering a conference and during the down time I’ve been playing with this – the GoPro HERO4 Black edition. This is the newest GoPro camera for live action recording. You might have seen skydivers, skateboarders, custom car owners, and other groups create some awesome video and this little device is ususally taking the video. As you can see, its a little larger than a box of Tictacs – with the waterproof case you could easily fit it in your pocket ready for any life moment to happen. There are three buttons on the HERO4 – a power button, shutter button and settings button. Each button has multiple options so you can create video, take stills or continuous shots. The best part is the quality of the HERO4. This camera can...

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DJI Phantom II Drone: How to Assemble and First Flight

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhile in Vegas last week I became a proud owner of a DJI Phantom II quadro-copter drone. An amazing and stable flying unit which can be moved around using a remote controller. Today, the weather was nice enough to really take this for a spin. About the DJI Phantom II I have been excited to use one of these ever since I saw it at NAB and talked with Willis from DJI. The Phantom II is a RC copter that can run for 25 minutes on a fully charged LiIon 5200mAh battery. The 4-blade copter allows for stabilization and can become very static in mid-air. The Phantom II weighs only 2.2 lbs with battery and no gimble. I would expect with a GoPro attached the weight is more toward 2.5 lbs. The controller operates on a WiFi signal – either 2.4...

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LiveU Streaming Packs LU400, LU500, Smart Grip Stick – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSVideo streaming is a great way to get a show out to the public right now. LiveU has been giving us ways to stream video to a streaming service or back to the station for live coverage. Using packs that have multiple wireless endpoints working in tandem, if one carrier cannot send the signal another one can help out. I talked with Avi Cohen, COO of LiveU about the newest versions of streaming devices. Avi showed us the LU500, a smaller backpack solution that has 6-8 4G cards inside to get the action. The LU500 is only 2.2 lbs and with the backpack allows for a cameraperson to be on the go. The LU500 battery will run for around 3 hours – depending on how you use the pack. You can connect a camera, computer, or used the quick editing feature inside...

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Hypershop iUSB Port 2: Wireless USB – CES 2013 Live

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJennifer Lynn of Hypershop joins us on the Live TPN CES action. iUSB Port 2 allows you send items from a USB stick wirelessly. Three versions – A two- USB port connector, the HD (Hard drive inside) and Mini version. Hypershop iUSB [cessponsor] Interview by Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine and Scott Ertz of F5 Transcript of Episode: JEFF: So tell us what you brought today. JENNIFER: So we actually didn’t bring any batteries. So people probably know us because of the batteries that we do but we actually have a whole new line that does some Wi-Fi capabilities for all of your accessories. For your tablet, for all your usb devices. So what we have right here is the IUSB port 2. The nice thing about it is it has basically a built in battery and then a built in router....

Ford announces Intelligent WiFi Vehicles 0

Ford announces Intelligent WiFi Vehicles

WiFi can save your life. Ford announced they have created intelligent vehicles that are talking to their surroundings. The idea is when one car is approaching too fast, your car can warn you and slow down. If a car breaks down, it sends a signal so the other cars are warned. “Ford believes intelligent vehicles that talk to each other through advanced Wi-Fi are the next frontier of collision avoidance innovations that could revolutionize the driving experience and hold the potential of helping reduce many crashes,” said Sue Cache, group vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported on the benefits of vehicle-to0-vehicle communications. There are over four million fender-benders a year. This technology could decrease that and maybe even a few major accidents. Or better yet, you car just says “There is an accident up ahead. Take this other route…”...

Firesheep:  Security Exploit as Firefox Plugin

Firesheep: Security Exploit as Firefox Plugin

Now anyone can have L33t HaX0r skilz. A Firefox extension called “Firesheep” automates hacking your wi-fi connection if you are using public wi-fi. Here’s an excerpt from the Guardian’s report: Firesheep, though, has an easy-to-use interface and, perhaps most importantly, a cute name. Surely this can’t be a “cracking tool”? It wasn’t released by someone going by a name like ‘dEvILSp0RN42’. It doesn’t feature white text on a black background. It has well-thought-out and literate documentation. To use it, you simply install it into Firefox and click a few buttons. One minor additional step, installing WinPcap, is required for Windows users. You can watch a demo on YouTube (I was unable to embed the video).

Google Gobbles Wi-Fi Data 0

Google Gobbles Wi-Fi Data

The street view cars not only shoot the street scene, they turn out the be scene stealers. The BBC reports that a German government audit of data collected by Google’s street view cars revealed that some of the software used in collecting street view data has been grabbing payload data from open wireless networks for three years. Google claims it was inadvertent: Google said the problem dated back to 2006 when “an engineer working on an experimental wi-fi project wrote a piece of code that sampled all categories of publicly broadcast wi-fi data”. That code was included in the software the Street View cars used and “quite simply, it was a mistake”, said Mr Eustace. “This incident highlights just how publicly accessible, open, non-password protected wi-fi networks are today.” Dan Kaminsky, director of penetration testing for security firm Ioactive, said there was no intent by Google. At this...

Morning Coffee: Then and Now – Bitstrips 0

Morning Coffee: Then and Now – Bitstrips

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted a Bitstrips. Today I was inspired. Me and my brother really enjoy going to breakfast every now and then. What was better – there was a restaurant that actually had Wi-Fi access. Therefore, we both would take our laptops and surf while eating. That was two weeks ago. Now we have smartphones that have wireless access. Of course, I have the iPhone 3GS and he has the Blackberry 8330. So why do we need the Notebooks? Heck – we can go to any place that serves breakfast because the Wi-Fi access selling point is null. The only thing we cannot do is run any program that requires Flash. That means no Bitstripping while at breakfast with the phone. So we still need the computers and access at one point. That is, until we get netbooks with 3G access….

Win an Epson Artisan 700 – Summer of Geekazine Contest

Win an Epson Artisan 700 – Summer of Geekazine Contest

Contest has closed. Thanks to all participants. This month we are giving away an Epson Artisan 700 printer. This is a wireless printer /scanner with CD/DVD printing capability. Here are all the options: 4 in 1 Print / Copy / Scan / Ultra Hi-Def Photo Up to 38 ppm, photos in as fast as 10 sec1 Auto Photo Correction; preview on LCD Professional quality CD/DVD printing Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking Scan and restore faded photos Ultra Hi-Definition photos last 4x longer than photo lab prints Print personal note paper & greeting cards There are three parts to this contest. Follow on Twitter – @geekazine Comment below with your twitter name In the next few weeks, during the Quickcast – Week in Tech History podcast (published on Mondays), I will announce the third requirement. Check out the latest quickcast on this – we give you the 3rd step –...

Did the Geekazine 2008 Predictions Come True? 0

Did the Geekazine 2008 Predictions Come True?

Wow. It was about a year ago I asked for people to send in thoughts as to what to expect in 2008. I also made some Technology predictions. But the real question was – How far off was I? This is actually part 1 of a 2-part story. This first part reviews the predictions I made last year and how far off I was. Part 2 will have this years predictions, including predictions from CEO’s CTO’s TechPodcasters and even a Psychic. So without any further ado, let’s pick apart my idiocy from last year: OLPC will have some growing pains. The first part of OLPC will be the easiest. Maintaining the machines will be the trick. Microsoft coming onboard will muddy the water, but they might be able to do things like offer a better support network to third world countries.

Review of the Android G1 0

Review of the Android G1

I got to play with a Developer Android G1 on Sunday (Thanks Abraham!). It was an interesting experience and something totally different from the iPhone. Here is what I saw:

When Streaming TV and Movies Go Mobile – Joost and iPhone 1

When Streaming TV and Movies Go Mobile – Joost and iPhone

As a kid I had this really cool TV. it was a Bentley with a 5″ Black and White screen and ran on AC power or 9 “D” batteries. It went all the way up to Channel 83, so if I hooked it up to the cable today, I would get the Big 10 network, MTV, and Disney. Yeah, Black and White, but sometimes you have to go old school. Joost is no Bentley, but they might have finally pulled into a niche here. Last week they made an iPhone app for the Joost service. It’s not the best thing in the world, but it’s better than nothing.

Love or Hate the iPhone – Where Do You Stand? 1

Love or Hate the iPhone – Where Do You Stand?

It’s been a year and a few months since the first iPhone was sold. Since the release of the 3G model, I’ve been seeing people with iPhones I would have never expected have one. The iPhone has brought up a new way to use the internet, the phone and a computer. Apple is under a lot of scrutiny: AT&T being the sole carrier, the Apps store program take downs and the 3G services being poor. Yet the iPhone still is the 2nd best selling phone behind the Motorola RAZR. Apple itself is set to continue through these tough times. There has been a lot of good and bad said about the iPhone. I have seen a lot of Forum posts, even more twitters and more. I decided to go ahead and ask a small group of people over at Help A Reporter what their thoughts were. I asked...

2008 Predictions in Technology by techpodcast members 3

2008 Predictions in Technology by techpodcast members

“Don’t Tase me, Bro.” is being heralded as the top quote of 2007. Who would have guessed that? Well, some tried to in early 2007. Predicting the future is not just a psychics’ job. Then again, we are not predicting – we are analyzing – Seeing trends in the last year to determine what is coming out next year. I went through some of the predictions of 2007. Some were dead on. Social Networking and Apple devices seemed to top the list in this subject. Other predictions – well, not so much. Now we are fast approaching 2008. There is a lot of technology that was debuted in 2007 and since they are still in their infant stages, we will see them ramp into tools that change the way we compute. 2007 was also a year of rethinking. Going Green is one of the ways we rethought things....

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Geekazine Weekly Podcast #1 – 10-01-07

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSShow #1 notes 10/01/07 Length: 44:20 Now on Archive.org Apple introduces the iBrick iPhone sued over price breaks XP Sales extend to June Halo 3 ships Ultima Online turns 10 640gb Solid State Drive Wi-Fi on planes? Office 2008 for Mac Google gets in on Social Network Zingku Lego Scanner Stop Motion Poloroids Blu-Ray recorder 1 Terabyte New Knight Rider

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